The Proprietor (1996)
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English, French
Category: Feature Film
Jeanne Moreau, the greatest of all French actresses, heads the cast of Merchant Ivory Productions' 1996 feature, The Proprietor, a poignant tale about the healing powers of love and friendship.
A magical, mysterious creation that embraces many genres and themes, The Proprietor is anchored by Moreau's superb performance as Adrienne Mark, an expatriate French novelist who leaves New York to return to Paris - the city she fled as a child during the Nazi occupation - when her old home there comes up for sale. It is an experience that, in many ways, will prove disturbing for her. Yet in discovering the truth behind her mother's sudden disappearance, Adrienne's guilty feelings of having 'abandoned' her are finally laid to rest, and her homecoming turns out to be a happy one.
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Sean Young, Sam Waterston, Christopher Cazenove, Nell Carter, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Austin Pendleton, Charlotte de Turckheim, Pierre Vaneck, Marc Tissot, Josh Hamilton